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“Nice castle!”

Chateau de Terre Neuve
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The castle was built for Nicolas Rapin in the late sixteenth century. The facade decorated with terracotta muses from the eighteenth century and the porch, illustrate the influences of the Poitevin nobility in the sixteenth up to the eitghteenth century. The lobby, with its many art objects: miniature, keys, weapons, eighteenth clothing, pottery ... and a magnificent sedan chair of the eighteenth. Then the eighteenth furniture and paintings by few well known masters. The large living room is dominated by a fireplace designed by Philibert Delorme, the carved and gilded wooden pediment was realized for the first of Moliere's Bourgeois Gentilhomme before Louis XIV in Chambord. The small living room is decorated with beautiful oak woodwork Louis XVI garlands. The dining room is under the aegis of Francis I, with two doors from Chambord opening onto a huge fireplace. Georges Simenon lived here between 1941 and 1943 and received his friends Jean Tissier and painter Maurice de Vlaminck.
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Nice Castle and Good tour!Not many people so its perfecto for visit it! But you have to look The program because is not every time open!

2  Thank Lorrenne
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Sunday is not one of France's busiest days for tourists. In fact one might say that France is closed on Sunday. This stately home was open so we popped in for a look. The cost, €7.00 per adult.

We had a guide, Nicolas, who was a student of art and art history part timing here. He was very knowledgable and despite struggling just a very little to get his message across in English he did very well. The Chateau itself is very well worth seeing with lots of interesting artefacts and furniture. Nicolas' background I think helped him to bring out details that others might have missed.

The only slight problem is that my wife wanted an ice cream after the tour (hot day and obviously no air conditioning.) but their selection looked like a very limited choice of brands of which we had not heard.

I definitely recommend a visit here.

2  Thank BioToxic1
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had to do the guided tour in French but it didnt matter as the guide was helpful. A lovely setting and we had a lovely picnic lunch there

1  Thank Neil F
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Had a lovely tour around this Chateau. The tour was in French and they gave us folders with the English translations. The guides and all the staff were very nice and spoke excellent english. Lovely examples of period furniture and collections of guns, keys and other items.

2  Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people at that time for the tour so had more like a VIP tour. The young lady who looked after us spoke perfect English and interacted with us during the tour thus giving us so much more insight into the history of this beautiful building and the people who have lived in it. Well worth the drive down some pretty narrow roads to get to.

2  Thank AlastairL_12
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